Children's

Meet the Houston Astros' mascot Orbit on Thursday, July 27 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm

   Houston Astros fans can show their team spirit this Thursday, July 27 by coming out to see the team mascot, Orbit, as he does shows at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.  Orbit uses humor and music to demonstrate the importance of summer reading for children.  This program is recommended for children 3 years and older.    Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each session.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this fun program and many others throughout the year.  Freeman Library opens at 1 pm on Thursdays.

Pokemon in the Park

PokemonJoin us in the Hedwig Village Park for an hour of Pokemon Go. We'll provide the WiFi, you catch the Pokemon! Feel free to bring other Pokemon games to share with your fellow trainers.

Make sure to bring your special Spring Branch-Memorial Library Pokemon-in-the-Park badge from June to enter for a prize drawing!

No registration required.


Place: Hedwig Village Park

Date: Saturday, July 29

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

All Ages!

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Tween Time: Makey Makey/Snap Circuits

Join us Wednesday, July 26 at 4:30pm when you can try out the Makey Makey Invention and Snap Circuit Kits. Some of the fun things we'll be experimenting with are turning bananas into a keyboard  or bongos and playing games like Tetris with controls we make out of Playdough! Free tickets are available at the front desk. Tween Time programs are scheduled on the last Wednesday of every month and are recommended for ages 9-12 years. Crafts, STEAM programming, and movie showings are some of the activities featured along with free refreshments. Please call North Channel Branch at (281) 457-1631 for questions or group attendance.

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Mad Science: Fire & Ice Show

Join us on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 3- 4 pm for a spectacular Fire & Ice Show presented by Mad Science! Children will be dazzled as they explore physical and chemical changes throughout the show.  They will be able to witness the wonders of air pressure and an indoor firework show!  For the finale, they will end with a huge bubbling potion using their Special Mad Science Ice. You will have never seen kids so excited about science!  Program is recommended for children ages 4-12 years of age. Space is limited. For more information please call the branch at 713-941-2385.

Children's Weekly Run-Down

Our Story times continue with their new schedule! Be here for Toddler Time** on Tuesday @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM, Infant Lapsit Storytime @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday, and Preschool Storytime on Wednesday @ 11 AM. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft!

**Tickets required upon entry. Pick up your free ticket at the Children's Reference Desk before entering your story time. Tickets will be given to the first 30 children and their caregivers the day of the scheduled event.

BUILD: A BETTER WORLD: Join us for the seventh meeting of our Maker Monday Club on Monday the 24th of July @ 2:15 PM. We will be building and creating a new and exciting craft out of recycled materials every week!

Our special summer Program this week is on Thursday, the 27th of July, @ 2:15 PM and is a hands-on workshop with Julian Franklin called "SImple Machines – Work Smarter, Not Harder!" Kids will learn to handle wheels, pulleys, levers, wedges, incline planes, and screws in a way that teaches them to use simple machines to work smarter, not harder.

We will also have our eighth Block Party this Friday the 28th of July @ 2:15 PM!

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Let’s Get Silly in Toddler Time at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library

SillyWe will be reading, singing and shaking our sillies out this week in Toddler Time.  Please join us Wednesday, July 26 at 10:15 AM or 11:00 AM for Toddler Time. 

Toddler Time is an early literacy program for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age. 

This is a ticketed program.  Free tickets and a craft are available in the children’s area of the library starting at 10:00 AM on the day of the program.  A ticket is required for the child who is the appropriate age for the program. Caregivers and siblings who are younger or older are not required to have a ticket to attend. 


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Big and Little Buddies

Do you want to help your Elementary-aged child develop a love of reading?  The Maud Marks Library can help with that.  This fall we are starting a new program called Book Buddies.  Book Buddies matches children with trained adults to share the joy of reading.  Starting Monday, September 11 at 4:45 pm, the Buddies will meet once a week for 10 weeks of 45 minutes of shared reading.  The program will end with a party on November 13.

If this is something you might be interested in for your child, applications are now available at the Maud Marks Library.  For more information, please come in or call 281-492-8592 and speak with Naomi Haught or Charity James.

Geebo the Clown!

Come see Geebo this Tuesday, July 25 at 2:00pm! Don't forget to pick up your ticket at the library at 1:00 pm, check out some books, and then head over to the Lion's Club building across the parking lot for the show! Kids of all ages are invited to this magic and comedy hour.

Quidditch Team visiting Barbara Bush Library!

Next Saturday, July 29th from 10:30am-11:30am, The League City Legends will be demonstrating their Quidditch skills! Join us in the library parking lot for a fun filled morning of all things Quidditch!

If you have any questions, please call us at 281.376.4610.

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

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